(This review may contain spoilers).
After seeing Deadpool briefly in one of the previous comics, and watching his movie… I was quite looking forward to reading his comic book, even though he’s not actually considered to be a hero… though I found him a really intriguing character.
I liked that the introduction showed something of what to expect from this comic book. The appearance of Deadpool then made me giggle… and it was cool to see a cartoon version of him right at the beginning. Though I did find it a bit weird that his curse words were blanked out, considering he came out with much worse/more graphic language.
It was good to see the differences in the two comics, though I was a bit disappointed to see that Deadpool’s appearance was very small in the first comic. What I did find interesting was being able to see Cable and the New Avengers… I knew a little bit of Cable (from the chess collection), but I liked the opportunity to see him in action… and it was cool to see him interacting with the others, even though I didn’t know anything about them either.
In the second set of comics… I really liked being able to see Deadpool interacting with Daredevil and Spider-Man. Considering both Deadpool and Spider-Man tend towards the wisecracks, it was pretty funny to see them interacting with each other. I also found it interesting to see the Punisher… and I would have liked to know a bit more about his partner, even though I think the Punisher really needs to get his facts straight occasionally. Having said that… I’m not sure I would have believed Deadpool’s protestations of his innocence either.
After reading this comic book, I have to say, I don’t think I’m ever going to look at the Wizard of Oz again… and I’m fairly sure the mental image of Deadpool in a dress isn’t going to leave me any time soon.
I thought Outlaw was an interesting character and I would have liked to see a bit more of her history with Deadpool. This comic book was infinitely more violent than most of the others… but considering Deadpool’s healing factor, I wasn’t really worried about his safety. And it was good to see him trying to prove his innocence. I would have liked to see him interacting with more characters from the Marvel universe… but these comics were entertaining enough to hold my attention and keep me reading. Even if I couldn’t quite figure out who exactly Deadpool kept talking to.